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Whiting
Lake County, Indiana

ZipCodes
46394

Motto
"A Tree City, USA"



Page Contents for Whiting, Indiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Whiting is approximately 5,155 1990, 4997 2010.
The approximate number of families is 2,318 1990, 1899 2010.
The amount of land area in Whiting is 4.565 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Whiting is 1.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.934 sq kilometers.
The distance from Whiting to Washington DC is 605 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 150 miles. (as the crow flies)
Whiting is positioned 41.67 degrees north of the equator and 87.48 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The average winter temperature is 20.1 January degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72.9 July degrees F.

Location

in the northwest corner of Indiana near Lake Michigan. Only 18 miles from Chicago, Illinois. Here is A map page for the Whiting area.
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History & History Related Items

Whiting was named for "Pop Whiting." He was a railroad engineer whose train derailed. The place where the derailment took place became known as "Pop Whiting's Siding." Later the name was shortened to Whiting and is known by the same name today. For more historical information, please see this page on Whiting.
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The incorporation of Whiting

1 October 1895 town, 4 May 1903 city


Whiting City Government

Whiting City Hall
1443 119th St
Whiting, IN 46394-1742
Phone: 219-659-7704

Whiting has a Mayor/Council form of government with seven council members.

Whiting Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
1442 119th St
Whiting, IN 46394-1734
Phone: 219-659-0292

Whiting Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
1442 119th St
Whiting, IN 46394-1734
Phone: 219-659-0292

Whiting Libraries

Whiting Public Library
1735 Oliver Street
Whiting, IN 46394
Phone: 219 473-4700 Ext. 11
Fax#: 219 659-5833
email: cyh@whiting.lib.in.us
URL: http://www.whiting.lib.in.us


Whiting City Mayor's Office
1443 119th St
Whiting, IN 46394-1742
Phone: 219-659-7700


Mary Gorman Specker Memorial Library
2400 New York Ave
Whiting, IN 46394-2146
Phone: 219-473-4372

Whiting Schools

Whiting Superintendent-Schools
1500 Center St
Whiting, IN 46394-1751
Phone: 219-659-0656



HIGHER EDUCATION


Calumet College Of St Joseph
2400 New York Ave
Whiting, IN 46394-2146
Phone: 219-473-7770 Indiana
Phone: 773-721-0202 Illinois
Toll-free: 877-700-9100 Whiting

Miscellany

The population of Whiting was:
1889 - 40
1892 - 3,000
1970 - 7,054
1980 - 5,630
1990 - 5,155

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